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January
31

Comment Deadline: NCI Request for Letters of Interest for NCI-MATCH Laboratories

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in collaboration with the NCI Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (MATCH) trial leadership (NCT 02465060) invites applications for Clinical Laboratory Improvements Program (CLIA) certified/accredited laboratories that test tumor specimens from patients utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays to participate in the NCI MATCH trial. The NCI MATCH trial has implemented a new process for identifying patients for arms with rare variant eligibility criteria. Laboratories will contact any of the approximately 1100 sites that have activated NCI MATCH if a specimen sent from one of these sites has a rare variant that would potentially make the patient eligible for one of the treatment arms open in this initiative.

December
28

Comment Deadline: FDA Opioid Policy Steering Committee

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is establishing a public docket to solicit suggestions, recommendations, and comments from interested parties, including patients and patient representatives, health care professionals, academic institutions, regulated industry, and other interested organizations, on questions relevant to FDA's newly established Opioid Policy Steering Committee (OPSC).

December
26

Comment Deadline: USDA Availability of Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Cotton Genetically Engineered for Resistance to Glyphosate and Isoxaflutole

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The USDA is advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from Bayer CropScience LP seeking a determination of nonregulated status of cotton designated as event GHB811, which has been genetically engineered for dual resistance to the herbicides glyphosate and isoxaflutole.

December
15

Comment Deadline: EPA Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (Clean Power Plan)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The EPA welcomes comment on the legal interpretation addressed in this proposed rulemaking. 

November
28

Comment Deadline: CDC Proposed Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services, announces the opening of a docket to obtain public comment on two documents; a Systematic Review of the evidence on the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and an evidence-based Guideline that offers clinical recommendations for healthcare providers.

November
17

Comment Deadline: FDA Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting public comments for their “Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative.”